Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Winner of the Yorkshire Post Tourist Attraction of The Year 2023, YSP is the UK’s leading international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture. It is an independent charitable trust and registered museum situated in the 500-acre, 18th-century Bretton Hall estate in West and South Yorkshire.

Led by Clare Lilley, YSP is the largest sculpture park of its kind in Europe. It is the only place in Europe to see Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man in its entirety, alongside a significant collection of sculpture, including bronzes by Henry Moore, important pieces by Phyllida Barlow, Roger Hiorns, Damien Hirst, Hemali Bhuta and Ai Weiwei, and site-specific works by Katrina Palmer, Andy Goldsworthy, Alfredo Jaar, David Nash, Sean Scully and James Turrell.

Across its 47-year history, YSP has worked with over 1,000 artists from more than 40 countries, on varied projects from short-term residencies to major surveys. Highlights include exhibitions by Fiona Banner, Anthony Caro, Tony Cragg, Leonardo Drew, Robert Indiana, Amar Kanwar, KAWS, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Lindsey Mendick, Annie Morris, Giuseppe Penone, Jaume Plensa, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Sean Scully, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Chiharu Shiota, David Smith, Joana Vasconcelos, Bill Viola and Erwin Wurm.

A group of four adults sit on the grass to the left of a large red sculpture which spells LOVE.

Friends at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2022. Photo © YSP

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG

A group of young women wearing hijabs taking a selfie in front of a silver coffee bean shaped sculpture outdoors.

Erwin Wurm, Big Hypnosis, 2008. Courtesy Studio Erwin Wurm and Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery. Photo © Jonny Walton, courtesy of YSP

A group of people looking at a caravan shaped sculpture with cut out sections and a blue chair attachment in an indoor gallery.

Erwin Wurm, Ship of Fools, 2017. Courtesy Studio Erwin Wurm and Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery. Photo © David Lindsay, courtesy of YSP

A group of south Asian adults and child taking a selfie in front of a larger than life size sculpture of a man holding a mobile phone.

Thomas J Price, Network, 2013. Courtesy of private collection. Photo courtesy of YSP

Two women walking dogs looking at a large bronze sculpture outdoors.

Henry Moore, Large Spindle Piece, 1968. Courtesy of the Henry Moore Foundation. Photo © David Lindsay, courtesy YSP

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